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William Robert "Bill" Hooper, Jr.
B: 1960-01-10
D: 2017-05-23
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Hooper, Jr., William Robert "Bill"
Sarah Olivia Clay Free
B: 1923-11-30
D: 2017-05-21
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Free, Sarah Olivia Clay
Michael Lee Starnes
B: 1972-04-12
D: 2017-05-21
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Starnes, Michael Lee
Mable Smith Culberson
B: 1927-10-13
D: 2017-05-21
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Culberson, Mable Smith
Henry B. "Cub" Forrest
B: 1962-00-00
D: 2017-05-19
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Forrest, Henry B. "Cub"
Herthel Riley "Herk" Norris
D: 2017-05-19
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Norris, Herthel Riley "Herk"
Dennis Adams Sr.
B: 1959-03-02
D: 2017-05-19
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Adams Sr., Dennis
Brenda Curtis Spencer
B: 1943-03-15
D: 2017-05-19
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Spencer, Brenda Curtis
Lucille Marion Butler
B: 1921-07-26
D: 2017-05-18
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Butler, Lucille Marion
Steven "Bubba" Favinger
B: 1998-11-10
D: 2017-05-17
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Favinger, Steven "Bubba"
James Leeds Mugler
B: 1922-02-06
D: 2017-05-16
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Mugler, James Leeds
David Rex Whited
B: 1941-00-00
D: 2017-05-15
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Whited, David Rex
Thomas Edgar Pharo, Jr.
B: 1936-08-06
D: 2017-05-15
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Pharo, Jr., Thomas Edgar
Kay Lois Fuller
B: 1931-06-28
D: 2017-05-14
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Fuller, Kay Lois
Kenneth Earl Hastings, Jr.
B: 1949-00-00
D: 2017-05-14
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Hastings, Jr., Kenneth Earl
Carol Davis Crow
B: 1973-02-21
D: 2017-05-14
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Crow, Carol Davis
Margie L. Barton Perry
B: 1940-09-03
D: 2017-05-13
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Perry, Margie L. Barton
William Moses "Moe" Jamison
B: 1955-09-01
D: 2017-05-13
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Jamison, William Moses "Moe"
Jo Anne Gay Hambrick
B: 1938-08-15
D: 2017-05-12
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Hambrick, Jo Anne Gay
Judith Anne Bennett
B: 1946-01-12
D: 2017-05-11
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Bennett, Judith Anne
Madge Ellen Reid
B: 1999-00-00
D: 2017-05-11
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Reid, Madge Ellen

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Veterans Administration

VETERAN’S BURIAL ALLOWANCE


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes a partial reimbursement of eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs.  When the cause of death is not service-related, the reimbursement is generally described as two payments.  (1) a burial and funeral expense allowance, and (2) a plot interment allowance.  You may be entitled to a VA burial allowance if:
•    You paid for a veteran’s burial or funeral AND
•    You have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran’s employer AND
•    The veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

In addition, at least one of the following conditions must be met:
•    The veteran died because of service-related disability OR
•    The veteran was getting VA pension or compensation at the time of death OR
•    The veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay OR
•    The veteran died in a VA hospital or while in a nursing home under VA contract.
Service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial expenses.
Non-service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial and funeral expenses and a plot interment allowance.  If the death happened while the veteran was in a VA hospital or under contracted nursing care, the cost of moving the deceased may be reimbursed.

HEADSTONES AND MARKERS

•    The VA furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world.
•    Flat bronze, granite or marble marker and upright granite and marble headstones are available.  The style chose must be consistent with existing markers or monuments at the place of burial.
•    Niche markers are also available to mark columbarium used for inurnment of cremated remains.

BURIAL FLAGS

Most veterans are eligible for a burial flag.  Reservists entitled to retired pay are also eligible to receive a burial flag.

To facilitate receiving veterans benefits for which you may be eligible, you will need the following when you contact the Veterans Administration Office:
•    Proof of the veteran’s military service (DD 214)
•    Service Serial Number
•    Marriage License (if applicable)
•    Children’s Birth Certificate( if applicable)
•    Certified copy of the death certificate.

Veterans Administration Toll-Free Phone Number is:  1-800-827-1000 or visit their online website: www.va.gov